Fifesmallholder is celebrating European Week for Waste Reduction 17th-25th November
Avoid wasting food and save up to £430 per year
This is what the average Scottish household throws away every year! It’s not just peelings and bones. Most of this is good food that we simply haven’t got around to eating. Over two-thirds of food waste could have been avoided if we planned, stored and managed it better.
Visit www.wasteawarelovefood.org.uk for more hints and tips on how to reduce your food waste.
Stop the unwanted mail coming through your door
Over a third of all direct mail is thrown straight in the bin, unopened! 5 easy steps can help you reduce the amount of unwanted mail you receive and discard.
Visit www.stop-the-drop.org.uk for more information.
Transform your kitchen and garden waste into compost…
For 10 good reasons on why this is a good idea visit this web page on composting. Or why not get yourself a wormery. Check out our Poultry and Pig pages, or this post, to find out why you should not feed kitchen waste to your chickens or pigs.
Give your unwanted items a new home
Opportunities for finding new homes for your unwanted items are increasing.
- The Internet offers many possibilities including freecycle and auction sites.
- The Recycling A-Z guide also highlights possibilities
- Local charity shops are always in need of new donations
Need a skip? Recycle Fife Skip Hire are available come rain or shine! Phone on 01592 781984 or visit the website for more info.
Smallholder recycling tips
- we cut up our plastic milk bottles to make scoops for feeding hens
- we incorporate shredded paper from home & work into bedding for our chickens
You can find out more information at www.ewwr.eu